Syrian Army captures US military base in southern Syria
With huge gains bagged in eastern Sweida on Monday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) took control of some 20 villages and hills in southern Syria. Upon pushing deep inside rebel interior lines, the SAA discovered what appeared to be a base constructed by American engineers. The outpost bore resemblance to the Al-Tanf military base further east where US special forces are deployed alongside Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters.
With the abandoned US military base, known as the Asfar hill, now under government control, the Syrian flag was hoisted above the facility in a symbolic gesture of victory.